Mourid Barghouti dies, farewell to the poet of the Palestinian diaspora at the age of 76

Farewell to Mourid Barghouti, famous poet Palestinian. To make the announcement of the death of the writer, one of the greatest exponents of Arab art, was the BBC, also in consideration of the fame Barghouti enjoyed in Great Britain. The death, which occurred for cause not noted, dates back to yesterday February 14 2021. Barghouti, 76, was a staunch supporter ofPalestine Liberation Organization. Born in Ramallah in Palestine on July 8, 1944, Barghouti had studied English literature in Cairo, Egypt, where he graduated in 1967, when the Arab-Israeli war broke out, staying out of his land. Experience that profoundly marked his life and his literature. His return to Palestine, thirty years later, following his long exile in Egypt, gave birth to the autobiography ‘I saw Ramallah’ (Ilisso, 2005), published in 1997 and translated into many languages, as well as winner of the Naguib Mahfuz Prize for fiction.

I have seen Ramallah‘is the autobiographical tale of the return to occupied Palestine of a mature man, accompanied by his son on his itinerary and marked by the “ghurba”, the condition of those who live elsewhere and never feel at home. Son of the Palestinian diaspora, Mourid Barghouti lived in exile as well as in Egypt, also in Jordan and Hungary, only to return to Ramallah in 1996. Married to the Egyptian writer Radwa Ashour, translator of most of his lyrics, Mourid Barghouti in 2000 he was awarded the Palestinian Poetry Award. “Midnight and Other Poems” (Arc Publications, 2008) is the largest collection of his poems in the English language.


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